Bold Backgrounds and Subdued Florals – A Contrasting Design with Craft-A-Flower: Japanese Anemone

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello friends! Svitlana here. In my cards, I often gravitate toward bold designs, especially bold backgrounds. Lately, I found myself drawn to pairing a more subdued focal point against these bold backgrounds. I find the contrast created by such a design approach to be quite appealing.

Congratulations Card with Contrasting Design

Today, I'm sharing a card that showcases this design concept and features a couple of recently released products.

Bold Backgrounds and Subdued Florals - A Contrasting Design with Craft-A-Flower: Japanese Anemone

Craft-A-Flower: Japanese Anemone

The focal point floral element was made using the Craft-A-Flower: Japanese Anemone. I die-cut all the elements of it out of Solar White Cardstock and used ink blending to color them with inks from the Blushberry Bliss, Sun-Kissed Delights, and Jade Dreams Fresh Dye Ink Bundles.

To do ink blending, I used both Mini and Micro Ink Blending Brushes.

After that, I assembled the Japanese Anemone flowers by adhering their layers.

Japanese Anemone

Bold Background with Modern Leaf Set

To make the background, I used the Modern Leaf Background Bundle.

First, I created the “color cardstock” by swiping the Golden Honeycomb Fresh Dye Ink along a white panel.

Next, I impressed the Modern Leaf design into it using the Modern Leaf Press Plate and Melted Butterscotch Fresh Dye Ink. Using the Modern Leaf Stencil Set I colored the leaf design with the Amber Glaze and Melted Butterscotch Fresh Dye Inks.

Additionally, I added some ink blending around the panel edges using the Melted Butterscotch Fresh Dye Ink.
Japanese Anemone

The panel was foam-mounted onto a white card base using the Instant Dimension Foam Tape. Followed by adhering the die-cut Japanese Anemone cluster on top.

The sentiment white-embossed on a black panel was made using the One-Go: Words & Banners and popped onto the card.

Red Cosmos and Summer Afternoon Enamel Dots finished off the card.

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7 comments

Tara C Prince July 8, 2024 - 11:39 AM

so very sweet

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Altenew July 10, 2024 - 4:41 PM

Thanks, Tara!

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Maureen Reiss July 8, 2024 - 3:08 PM

Really Gorgeous card!!!

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Altenew July 10, 2024 - 4:42 PM

Thank you!

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donna mikasa July 8, 2024 - 7:09 PM

So beautiful, Svetlana! Gorgeous contrast between the background and flower!

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Altenew July 10, 2024 - 4:42 PM

Glad you like it!

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carsher July 14, 2024 - 6:36 PM

Stunning! Such beautiful ink blending! And I love the background!

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